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Video: The Making Of Sorcery: The Magical Technology of PS Move

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137w ago - Sorcery Creative Director Brian Upton of Santa Monica Studios has shared a video today showcasing the making of Sorcery, which spotlights the magical technology of the PlayStation Move controller.

To quote: This is the first post in a four-part series from the development team about the making of Sorcery.

In this video we talk about how artists, engineers, and designers at The Workshop designed the game to take advantage of the unique capabilities of the Move controller in order to create a completely original spell-casting experience.

While some motion-controlled games feel like you're playing "Simon Says", the gestures in Sorcery are fluid and organic.

Aiming spells and chaining them together into powerful combos requires both creative thinking and quick reflexes. Here's a look...





Sorcery will be available in stores in North America on Tuesday, May 22nd.
 

Video: A Magical Tale Begins with This New Sorcery PS3 Trailer

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140w ago - Sony's European Product Manager Maria Dixon has shared a video today announcing the beginning of a magical tale with the latest Sorcery PS3 trailer!

To quote: Hi everyone, as we move closer to launch next month, I'm pleased to share the latest trailer for Sorcery.

In this Story Trailer, join legendary wizard Dash in a magical tale from deep within the Faerie Kingdom. As his apprentice Finn ventures into unknown lands, he unleashes the fury of the twisted and vengeful Nightmare Queen.

I hope you enjoy it!

Be sure to check out EU.PlayStation.com to find out more about Sorcery.





 

Sony Unveils NinoKuni PS3 Slim Bundle Pack Coming to Japan

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173w ago - Today Sony has [Register or Login to view links] a new NinoKuni PS3 Slim 'magical gold' bundle pack which will be coming to Japan on November 17 for 33,780 Yen (approximately $439.79 US dollars).

To quote from TechCrunch.com (linked above): "In the package, buyers will find a PS3 in "magical gold" color with a pearly touch, in addition to Ni No Kuni, a fantasy RPG currently in development at Level-5.

The PS3 comes with a 160GB HDD and comes with a Dual Shock controller that's painted like the limited edition console."

Press Release: Tokyo, 1 Sep, 2011- Sony Computer Entertainment Japan (SCEJ), a division of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) responsible for business operation in Japan, today announced that a "PlayStation 3 NINOKUNI (Tentative title) magical edition" bundle pack will be available for a limited offer on November 17, 2011, concurrently with the release of the NINOKUNI(Tentative title) software title (Level -5).

The bundle pack will include the PlayStation 3 (PS3) computer entertainment system with 160GB HDD and the NINOKUNI(Tentative title) software title, available at a recommended retail price of 33,780 yen (including tax).

Produced by Level-5, in collaboration with Studio Ghibli for animation...
 

Denying Children Computer Game Access is Depriving Them?

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350w ago - On Tuesday the Advertising Standards Agency banned adverts for a new computer game, Kane & Lynch, because it deemed them too violent. It is interesting that adverts for last year's "torture porn" film Captivity were not banned, even though they were heavily criticised in the US. And no one even raises the possibility of banning such films outright. But then, computer games are our society's straw man for panic about moral decay, thought to have some special power to harm and corrupt.

Dr Tanya Byron's eminently sensible report last month on children and new technology emphasised the many opportunities for fun and learning that games provide. But the media coverage focused on the usual fears and worries. Byron said that we need to move away from talking about computer games "causing harm"; in response, TV and newspapers showed stills from games with titles like Manhunt and God of War. Byron said children need to be "empowered to keep themselves safe"; newspapers said computers and televisions should be kept in communal spaces in the home.

As a gamer, I can't think of anything more annoying for everyone concerned than playing games in a shared living room. Games make noise: they're surely going to irritate other family members who aren't playing or watching. Not to mention the supreme aggravation, as the...
 
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